Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine October 2015 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin New Talent 2015: Seven Design Minds Pick Seven Innovators to Watch Metropolis Editors, Seven design minds pick seven innovators to watch. Brynjar Sigurðarson Embraces Folksy Materials and Narratives Dora Sapunar, The Icelandic artist-designer uses unconventional materials and narratives as a generator for his creative work. RAAAF Combines Design and Philosophy to Highlight Urgent Social Issues A.J.P. Artemel, The Dutch architects combine design and philosophy in works that highlight urgent social and cultural issues. For Designer Margrethe Odgaard, Patterns Guides Our Everyday Experiences Dora Sapunar, The Danish designer uses decorative elements to illustrate patterns in everyday life. LAB.PRO.FAB Use a Bottom-Up Approach That Puts Good Design in the Service of Communities A.J.P. Artemel, The Caracas–based architects champion a bottom-up approach that strengthens community ties and puts good design in the hands of the public. An IDEO protégé Expands What We Mean by Design Thinking Dora Sapunar, The IDEO protégé expands the boundaries of designing thinking and strategy. Belgian Designer Sylvain Willenz Creates "Reassuring" Objects Dora Sapunar, The Brussels-born product designer infuses objects with a reassuring feeling and friendliness. Assemble Studio Creates Architecture That is Ad Hoc, Handmade, and Community-Driven A.J.P. Artemel, The London collective creates architecture that is ad hoc, handmade, and community-driven. Between Modernism and Postmodernism? Hippie Modernism Avinash Rajagopal, The Walker Art Center's "Hippie Modernism" takes seriously the era's mantra-like invitations to "turn on, tune in, drop out." Black Mountain College, America's Own Bauhaus Avinash Rajagopal, An eye-opening exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston explores the life and times of Black Mountain College. Remembering Matriarch of Modern Design Journalism, Olga Gueft Susan Szenasy, A memorial to the late editor in chief of Interiors magazine and lifelong design advocate. MoMA's "Endless House" Is a Bleak Affair Anna Khachiyan, A MoMA exhibition on the single-family home and its archetypes tells us a lot without saying anything at all. The A+D Museum's "Shelter" Disappoints by Reinforcing Market Fundamentalism Florian Idenburg, Architects need to channel their energies toward new housing solutions that are grounded in reality.